Out Of The Bluegrass

Band Picture

Out of the Bluegrass is an acoustic music group performing a wide range of musical styles including pop, bluegrass, jazz, swing, blues and more. We have performed in New York's Capital District, Hudson Valley and Adirondack region for more than seven years at nightclubs, coffee houses, festivals, private parties and weddings. We play fun, upbeat music and are known for lively performances.

Band Members

Band Playing

Jeff Belding - guitar and vocals

Peter Conklin - mandolin and vocals

Mac Petrequin - banjo, resophonic guitar and vocals

Bert Wilson - upright bass

Band Member Bios

Jeff has studied at the Boston Conservatory, the New England Conservatory and the College of Saint Rose. He is an award winning multi-instrumentalist and plays mandolin, fiddle, banjo and bass as well as guitar. His background in jazz, folk and classical music is evident in Out of the Bluegrass's music. Jeff has been a music instructor in the region for over 25 years.

Jeff's website.

Mac got started with the banjo in the styles of Earl Scruggs and Bill Keith. He has performed in several bluegrass bands, playing the upright bass. Most recently he has added the resophonic guitar to his repertoire.

At the age of fifteen, Peter started electric bass lessons with Jeff Belding. Some years later, he caught the bluegrass bug while learning the Beaumont Rag on acoustic guitar. Fast-forward 30 years and Peter has now caught the mandolin bug. Peter plays regularly with the Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association as well as with Out of the Bluegrass.

Bert has studied the bass privately under Jeff Belding and has studied music at Schenectady County Community College. His influences include jazz and bluegrass music styles.

Sample Music

Laborin Autumn Leaves
No Expectations Columbus Stockade Blues
Devils Dream Kenningham
Tea For One


Out of the Bluegrass at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Fest 2011 from Jeff Belding on Vimeo.

Out of the Bluegrass at the New Paltz Craft Fair 2011 from Jeff Belding on Vimeo.

Out of the Bluegrass at the New Paltz Craft Fair 2010 from Jeff Belding on Vimeo.

Booking Information

Out of the Bluegrass is available for private parties, weddings and other occasions. Contact Bert at (518)399-8670 or send an email.

Future Shows

Wednesday August 10, 2016 Bluegrass Mountain Summer Concert Series.
Thank you to Catskill Mountain Christian Center for hosting this series at 629 Main Street, Margaretville, NY.
Showtime is 6 PM. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy some lively acoustic music!

Saturday August 27, 2016 we will be back at the Adirondack Folk School on 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY.
Spend a beautiful afternoon in the southern Daks with us.


Hudson Valley Blue Grass Association

Moon and River Cafe

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